Infinera Leverages Tower Semiconductor SiGe Technology in its Industry-leading 800Gbs Optical Engine
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MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, May 27, 2020 –Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ/TASE: TSEM), the leader in high-value analog semiconductor foundry solutions, today announced Infinera’s selection of Tower’s high performance Terabit SiGe BiCMOS platform for use in Infinera’s industry-leading 800G sixth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE6). ICE6 provides 800 gigabits per second single wavelength with unparalleled performance providing significant cost, power, and fiber capacity advantages to network operators, enabling them to cost-effectively address the relentless bandwidth demand on their networks.
“Infinera always leverages best-in-class technologies to achieve industry-leading system performance. This includes Infinera’s industry-leading indium phosphide (InPh) photonic integrated circuits and Tower’s advanced silicon-germanium (SiGe) for high bandwidth driver and receiver circuitry,” said Dr. Ray Milano, Senior Vice President, Optical Module Development at Infinera.
Infinera’s ICE6 optical engine is the latest innovation from Infinera’s Optical Innovation Center and designed in a compact digital coherent optical (DCO) package that can be easily integrated into a variety of networking platforms. Supporting two 800G wavelengths and boasting ground-breaking optical feature, the 1.6Tbs optical engine demonstrated significantly superior performance than competing solutions providing incremental value to network operators.